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Book Challenge Day 15- Favorite Scene

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It took me awhile to think of my favorite scene out of every book I’ve read. I’ve read 32 books so far this year- let alone the rest of my life. Just remembering scenes from all of them is a big feat. But, after thinking about the books I’ve read this year, I  knew which scene deserved to be featured in this blog.

My favorite scene from this book actually takes place very early on. The author’s mother is dying, pretty horribly, from cancer and he knows the end is minutes to days away. He begins to think to himself about what he and the rest of the family should be doing in her final moments. It just may be the most real and moving scene I’ve ever read. Dave Eggers manages to perfectly capture the stream of consciousness thinking of someone whose world is crumbling around him. The thoughts range from sweet, angry, depressing and wildly inappropriate to simply desperate. It’s remarkable.

Overall, I thought the book was a solid read. I felt that it had fantastic high moments hidden in very boring stories and would have benefitted from being cut down significantly. But, if you’re looking for an honest representation of human thought, look no further.


About Jaclyn

I’m a digital copywriter at an advertising agency- think Peggy from Mad Men but remove the print ads and add a website. Between my family, friends and job I hear a lot of interesting things. I’ve decided to share them and how they inspire me on this blog. There’s no theme or goal in mind and I promise I will not update with any kind of regularity. But hopefully whatever I do put up here will be entertaining, or entertaining enough to add to the “procrastinating at work by checking every mediocre website on the internet” list.

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